Customs officers yesterday (April 20) in Kowloon Tong arrested a 24-year-old Hong Kong male suspected of trafficking in dangerous drugs with 1,279.5 grams of ketamine with an estimated street value of $140,000.
Customs officers intercepted the Hong Kong male at Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong and found 1,000 grams of ketamine inside 2 plastic bags, carrying by him. He was then escorted to his premises. Customs officers seized 279.5 grams of ketamine and some packing paraphernalia inside the premises. He was then charged with two counts of "trafficking in a dangerous drug". He is due to appear at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts today (April 21).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, Chapter 134, Laws of Hong Kong, drug trafficking is a serious offence which is liable to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of five million dollars.
Ends/Saturday, April 21 2012